Birmingham & Black Country

Man dies playing football in Erdington

A man has died after collapsing whilst playing football in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said it was called to a playing field off Park Approach, Erdington, at about 16:15 GMT on Sunday.

The man was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived at the scene, the service said.

Crews used a defibrillator to "shock the man's heart" but he could not be saved and was confirmed dead at the scene, a WMAS spokeswoman added.

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